Oven-Baked Omelette • 2g carbs 19g proteins

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Making an oven-baked omelette is one of the easiest way to cook eggs. You mix everything in a baking dish and you let the oven cook it, which leaves you free to attend other matters. You can also make it in advance as it will stay good in the fridge for five days.

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The result is a low-fat, low-carbs and high-protein meal.

OVEN-BAKED OMELETTE
Energy 250 kcal Protein 19 g Carbohydrates 2 g
Fat 16 g Iron 2 mg Sodium 202 mg

You can add cheese, onions, mushrooms or anything you usually like in your omelette. With my basic recipe, the texture is always soft and moist. You may ask: where’s the salt? Well, I never add salt to my cooking. Oh, one exception: potato mash. 😉 With the garlic powder and the thyme, nobody ever missed the salt in my omelette. Of course, you can choose an other kitchen herb. See how moist it is.

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OVEN-BAKED OMELETTE

6   eggs
1/4 cup   milk
1 pinch   garlic powder
2 pinches   thyme

Place all the ingredients into a baking dish.  Mix everything together (I like to use a fork—easier to clean than a whip).
Cook for 25 minutes or until the centre is fully cooked: at 325F in a toaster-oven or at 375F in a regular oven.
Makes 2 portions.
You can cut the recipe in two or double it (it will take longer to cook if you double it—about 40 minutes). I use a 13 cm x 23 cm / 5” x 9” pyrex baking dish for 3-6 eggs and a 20 cm x 20 cm / 8” x 8” pyrex baking dish for 12 eggs.
Refrigerate within 1 hour.
Should be eaten within 5 days.
Reheat for 5-10 minutes in the toaster-oven (300F) or the regular oven (350F).

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The content of this article is given on an informative basis and do not replace advice from a health professional, a diagnostic or a treatment. All opinions stated in this article are those of the author only and are based on her personal experience with gestational diabetes and hypoglycemia, as well as on her autodidactic learning.

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High-Protein (28 g) and Low-Carb (15 g) Breakfast… hard-boiled eggs and cheese

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Breakfast is certainly the most important meal of the day. I’m sure you’ve read that before. Again and again. It is important for me. And it is for anyone who has to deal with diabetes or hypoglycemia.

More than that, eating proteins at breakfast is the key to a good start for your body—for the long-term energy they provide and for their help in dealing with carbohydrates. For the people who must restrain their carb intake, protein is the perfect food—zero carb.

Some of the easiest protein food to prepare for a breakfast is hard-boiled eggs. You can cook a batch of eggs once a week. Then you just grab one or two in the morning. They stay good for 5 days in the fridge. (I explain below how I cook them.)

The high-protein (28 g) and low-carb (15 g) breakfast I want to talk about today consist of two hard-boiled eggs, 1 slice of multigrain bread and 4 slices of cheese. I can assure you that this breakfast will keep you going for a few hours, even though the calorie amount is relatively low.

2 HARD-BOILED EGGS + 4 SLICES OF CHEESE + 1 SLICE MULTIGRAIN BREAD
Energy 432 kcal Protein 28 g Carbohydrates 15 g
Fat 28 g Iron 2 mg Sodium 576 mg

It’s very good with a cup of tea (or coffee, if you’re more the coffee type). You can spread butter on your bread if you wish, but know that 1 tablespoon of butter equals 103 kcal, 12 g of fat and 119 g of sodium. But zero carb. Also good to know: 1 tablespoon of jam equals 52 kcal and 13 g of carbs. You can also replace multigrain grain with white bread, oat bread, raisins or whole wheat—they all have a similar amount of carbs.

This breakfast of 15 g of carbohydrates is perfect for the first meal of the day, if your consumption must be kept very low. This amount was the highest I could eat at breakfast when I had gestational diabetes. I don’t have it anymore, but still eat it regularly. I just did this morning.

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HARD-BOILED EGGS
Place the eggs into a cauldron and cover with water.
Place the cauldron on the stove, cover with a lid and turn on the heat to high.
When the water is boiling for good (you should check often so you don’t miss this moment), cook for 6 minutes (I like to use a timer).
Turn off the heat and drain to remove the hot water. Cover the eggs with cold water and let them cool for 2 minutes. Replace the now warm water with cold water and let them cool again for 2 minutes.
Refrigerate within 1 hour. They should be eaten within 5 days.

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I just realised that the thing on the bread (in the above picture) looks like a fair amount of butter. It’s in fact a slice of Havarti cheese. 😉

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Easter Butterfly Eggs

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Eggs, flowers, pastel colors. All things we like to see in Spring. And why not add some butterflies, as a reminder that the hot Summer days are not so far off?

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The egg itself is made with leftover polyester  that has a linen look (from pants I made a few years ago).

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The wings are made with polyester (leftover from my children’s Halloween costumes), except for the pink wings that are from a silk blouse.

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The body is embroidered with the satin stitch, the antennas with the back stitch and crosses, the flowers with the lazy daizy stitch and a bead at the centre.

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I sew a “roll” of fabric over the seam with embroidery floss. The colors were chosen among those used for the butterfly.

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The seam is now hidden.

The free pdf pattern can be found here, in French and in English.

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Easter Egg with Marguerites

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Easter will be here soon and I have been working on eggs for the last weeks. I wanted cheery colors, a prelude to the flowers we are all hoping to enjoy soon. First, I worked on an embroidered egg, which is the subject of this post. In the picture above, you can also see bits of the Butterfly Easter Eggs I created. I will tell more about them next week.

This was a relaxing project. I started with a few rows of satin stitch, with yellow, pale orange and dark orange floss. That was the longest part of the project. After that, I made green lines on each side with the coral stitch. I love that stitch. I made the knots every 6 mm / 1/4″. That was done pretty fast. Then, I sew the beads for the flowers. That was kind of boring, but well worth the effort. The sparkle they add makes the flowers more vibrant. Lastly, I stitched the petals with the lazy daisy stitch. That stitch is quite simple but beautiful. Little effort for big results!

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Click on the picture to enlarge it and see how simple they are to stitch

After that, it was a matter of assembling the front with the back and adding some details. Like more coral stitch all around the egg and my initials with a few flowers on the back.

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You see the paper flowers on the right? My mother made them a few years ago and I thought they just pair so well with my eggs.

I wrote a pattern for this egg covered with marguerites. You can find it here for free, in French and in English. I really enjoyed stitching the flowers with the lazy daisy stitch. And the transparent bead at the centre of each flower adds a little something.

Have you been working on Easter projects? I would love to learn about them.

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This is the material I used for this project